World Prematurity Day

Premature birth is the leading cause of death in children under the age of five. Today (November 17th) is World Prematurity day, a day to raise awareness about prematurity. Babies born too early may have more health issues than babies born on time, and may face long-term health problems that affect the brain, the lungs, hearing and vision. The first World Prematurity Day on November 17th, 2011was a collaboration among March of Dimes, the European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants, Africa based Little Big Souls International Foundation, and the National Preemie Foundation of Australia. In honor of World Prematurity Day, wear purple and help raise awareness about the need to reduce the rate of preterm birth around the world. Let’s also celebrate the resilient and brave children born premature that beat all of the odds:

Leave a reply